About the Journal

SKRIB: Critical Studies in Writing Programs and Pedagogy facilitates intercultural dialogue around the development of writing programmes, writing centres, and writing pedagogy in post-secondary institutions of higher learning around the world.

Having developed in response to the largely unidirectional flow of writing centre & composition program models outward from the United States, SKRIB calls for examinations of:

  • in-country development and operation of writing programs and pedagogy;

  • writing programs & pedagogy as cultural artifacts;

  • cultural framings & histories of writing, rhetoric and their teaching;

  • the past, present, and future of Western (especially US) linguistic, epistemic, institutional hegemonic forces;

  • English as a commodity and colonizing force.

These examinations necessitate a critical approach to scholarship, foregrounding issues of colonialism, globalism, capitalism and neoliberalism, racism, ableism, as well as issues relating to patriarchy and gender inequality.

Values Statement

SKRIB: Critical Studies in Writing Programs and Pedagogy aspires to uphold the following values in its approach to administration and knowledge creation:

  • Multilingual publishing without reproducing colonialist tendencies, habits, methodologies, or ideologies

  • Inter- and trans-national dialogue and collaboration

  • Critical frameworks that attend to relations of power

  • International representation across editors and peer reviewers

  • Open source & open access publishing

  • Transparent open peer review focused on mentorship

  • Accessible, equitable, and inclusive communication design

  • Support for graduate student and junior scholar research